- Personal Details
- DOB: 5 Dec 1985
- Country: Great Britain
An Olympic gold medallist and the world number one, Scott made history when he became the first showjumper to complete the Rolex Grand Slam in Calgary in September 2015.
Born in Peebles in 1985, the son of a racing jockey, Scott started riding at the age of seven and went to his first show as a nine-year-old.
Scott made his international debut in 2008 in Poznan and went on to win team gold at the London Olympics on Hello Sanctos in 2012, finishing fifth in the individual event in Greenwich.
The following year, Scott and Hello Sanctos won team gold and individual bronze at the European Championships and, later in 2013, he won the Doha Grand Prix, the last event of the 2013 Global Champions Tour, to take the overall championship.
He became world number one in December 2013 and retained the Global Champions title in 2014, with significant victories in Cannes, Estoril, Geneva and London.
Scott continued his extraordinary run of success with Hello Sanctos in 2015. He won the Rolex Grand Prix titles in Aachen, Geneva and Calgary, the sport’s three most prestigious annual events, to win the Rolex Grand Slam.
After winning in Calgary, Scott said: “Words can't describe it. It is the best feeling I've ever had. I didn't think it could be done. It means everything.
"What can I say about Sanctos? He is the horse of a lifetime. He was unbelievable in the second round and he tried his heart out."
Scott, who runs a successful yard in Sussex, received an MBE for services to equestrianism in the New Year’s Honours List in 2013.
He repeated his victory at Spruce Meadows at the CP International grand prix in September 2016.
Scott and Ursula XII faced Mclain Ward on HH Azur in the third round and went clear for the third time in the competition to secure victory.
2018 Schedule and results:
21/01 - Grand Prix of Oliva CS12* - 1 (Hello Mr President)
27/01 - Grand Prix of Oliva CS12* - 1 (Hello Mr President)
15 November 2018
Last week I wrote that missing out on my European Tour card was the lowest point of my career and that is still the case despite me being disqualified f...
11 November 2018
Louis Oosthuizen finished in third place at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. The South African carded rounds of 69, 67, 72 and 69 to fini...
08 November 2018
Last week I missed out on getting my European Tour card by one shot – or €605 – and it has to rank as the biggest disappointment of my ...
04 November 2018
Justin Rose won the sixth Turkish Airlines Open which was once again a hugely successful event at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort. ISM woul...
01 November 2018
Last week at the Valderrama Masters I bogeyed my second last hole of the season to miss out on full playing rights for next year and now I’ve got ...
25 October 2018
Sale golfer Haydn McCullen, 22, is attached to Delamere Forest and plays on the EuroPro Tour. He started the Tour Championship in Spain yesterday and pl...
22 October 2018
Matt Nixon and Gavin Moynihan shared eighth place at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation. Gregory Bourdy fin...
18 October 2018
The situation I’m in this week is pretty simple; with one tournament – the Andalucia Valderrama Masters – left I probably need to fini...
14 October 2018
Matt Wallace and Clement Sordet finished in a share of 16th place at the British Masters at Walton Heath. Matthias Schwab was tied for 22n...
11 October 2018
I travelled to China over the weekend for two straight tournaments over here and I’ve never felt this way about this part of the season before....